Monthly Archives: February 2010

Naugy girls ousted from Class L tournament

WOODSTOCK — The Naugatuck girls’ basketball season is over, after a 45-39 loss to Woodstock Academy in the qualifying round of the Class L state tournament Saturday. The Centaurs’ (9-13)…

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The Board of Education explores cost-savings options, two U.S. Senate Candidates address Beacon Falls voters and the Naugatuck Food Bank has has a great — or not so great– year,…

Girls’ basketball state tourney matchups

Class L qualifying round: No. 33 Naugatuck (8-12) at No. 32 Woodstock Academy (8-12) Friday at 6 p.m. The Centaurs get home-court advantage via the CIAC’s fourth tiebreaker (most wins…

Although this shot by Seymour's Kyle Moran (35) fell, so did the Wildcats' leading scorer. Woodland played smothering defense, holding Moran to just nine points, and earned a 60-49 victory. The win clinched the second state tournament berth in school history.

Woodland boys’ hoops makes playoffs

BEACON FALLS — The Woodland boys’ basketball team celebrated senior night Wednesday by qualifying for the state tournament for just the second time in school history. The Hawks, playing in their final game of the regular season, got down to business and defeated Seymour by a 60-49 margin, making the postseason for the first time since 2005.

“These kids left everything they had on the court, and they deserve this,” Woodland head coach Tom Hunt said.

Seniors Bryan Spickle (23 points, 10 rebounds), Shaine Thompson (13 points), Ryan Genua (seven points, nine assists), and three-point shooter Eric Brandien came into the final home game of their careers, looking to extend the season.

A record 255 people lined up outside St. Michael's Church in Naugatuck last November to receive holiday baskets from the Ecumenical Food Bank.

Food banks served record numbers in ’09

NAUGATUCK — Following a statewide trend, the Ecumenical Food Bank saw demand for its services increase in 2009, as it fed more than 10,000 people and provided almost 100,000 meals,…

WRHS swimmers still target 3rd at NVLs

BEACON FALLS — It was the same old story for the Woodland boys’ swimming and diving team last Friday against Kennedy—relay races costing the Hawks a close meet. Once again,…

Glass machine operator Arnie Verban  works on a pieces of glass to be used as instrumentation for aircrafts in Naugatuck on Thursday. The Glass Company is applying for $2 million in federal grant money to expand and form a partnership with UConn to teach kids how to make solar energy producing products.

Glass factory hopes going green earns green

NAUGATUCK — A local glass manufacturing company is seeking a federal grant to help it expand, create dozens of jobs and form a partnership with the University of Connecticut to…

Schools: Many questions, few answers

NAUGATUCK — The Board of Education invited 26 representatives of its 11 schools to share their thoughts about four proposed redistricting plans with the Facilities Subcommittee Tuesday night. Those 26…

BOE probes options with new insurance agent

NAUGATUCK — In a battery of committee meetings in recent weeks, the Board of Education has explored an array of cost-savings measures to bridge a potential operating deficit topping $4…

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Rob Simmons is running on the decades of experience under his belt, which include a military career, intelligence work, and ten years in the U.S. House of representatives.

Senate candidates woo local voters

BEACON FALLS — Recent poll numbers indicate that whoever secures the GOP nomination to run for U.S. Sen. Chris Dodd’s available seat in Congress this year will fight an uphill…